In part two of this blog, we will explore the parallels between the technologies in capitals and start-ups, in the decentralization of the blockchain as the main aspect that will revolutionize the Internet and in education. To read up on the first blog post, please follow this link.submitted by BlockDotCo to u/BlockDotCo [link] [comments]
Initial Start-Ups and Capitals
For more than 20 years the Internet was narrowed down to the usage of a few tech-savvy that knew how to navigate it. It’s only in 1993-94 that it became mainstream when Marc Andreessen created the Mosaic) browser while studying at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and brought the Internet to the general public allowing them to navigate the web comfortably with a positive user-friendly experience.
For the first time, users could establish an active presence over the internet by loading their own documents, photos, sounds, video clips, and hypertext “links” to other documents. Navigation of the internet started to have meaning. Later on, Marc Andreessen was on the team that created Netscape, the Internet browser that reached 38 million users in eighteen months and IPO’d in record time, breaking records as far as company growth while becoming the first dot-com company. Silicon Valley and Wall Street jumped on the rapid success of Netscape and started the “Internet Big bang” with a new wave of tech startups trying to follow a similar path.
In the blockchain world, Bitcoin (2008) was the first application of the technology, the most disruptive, and its first wave of users, just like in the first internet era, was also more on the technical savvy side. Despite the significant injection of capital into the blockchain space, we have not had yet a killer app or project that could compare to Mosaic or Netscape.
If blockchain is a synonym of decentralization, so far the unicorns in the space are centralized companies with traditional business models like Coinbase, Binance which are centralized exchanges, and Bitmain, a privately owned company headquartered in Beijing, China that specializes in the design of application-specific integrated circuit chips for bitcoin mining. This is why we still believe to be in the early stages of blockchain technological cycle similar to 1994 during the Internet Revolution, expecting more market cycles to happen in the upcoming years.
A look at the market capitalization of the two technologies highlights a notable difference: according to CBInsights, in the 1990s venture capitals injected in Internet startups were around $35.6 billion while so far we’ve seen no more than $6 billion flowing into the blockchain space. The good news is that the trend is moving up and the potential is to reach $10 trillion between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies combined.
Some Venture Capitals, like Node Capital, smelled early the potential of the tech and made their first investments in the industry in 2011. In 2018, there were more than 200 venture investments in blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, more than in all of 2011-2015 combined.
Digital Currency Group is one of the major investors in the space and has been extremely influential in blockchain since 2013. They started off with an investment of less than a million US dollars, in crypto payment processor BitPay. Since then they have invested close to $100 million in dozens of blockchain and cryptocurrency startups including Coinbase and Ripple.
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Playlist with Andreas Antonopoulos as well as a few other classics. Is meant for people completely new to bitcoin.
Took quite awhile to assemble this playlist. Playlist is in chronological order. Watch in that sequence. Adjust playing speed in youtube to suit your needs.
Consider this page 1 in a series. May be updated from time to time.
Who is in control
- What is Bitcoin? (v2) 1min36
- The real value of bitcoin and crypto currency technology - The Blockchain explained 6min15
- Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Crash Course with Andreas Antonopoulos 1h12
- Introduction to Bitcoin 37min16
- Bitcoin 101 | Balaji Srinivasan 28min
How does it work
- Bitcoin Q&A: Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? 4min16
- Open source watch till 6min11
- Bitcoin Q&A: Is Bitcoin development centralised? 2min06
- Bitcoin Q&A: Is Bitcoin a democracy? 7min58
- Who is in control watch till 23min19
- Governance watch till 14min39
Security (and who's backing it)
- The Essence of How Bitcoin Works (Non-Technical) 5min24
- Ever wonder how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work? 26min20
- What is Bitcoin Mining? 1min55
- Bitcoin Q&A: What is mining? 3min10
By the love of God, watch first video entirely (click link in description once you understand). Don't be goxxed!
- JOE ROGAN ASKS ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS "CAN BITCOIN BE HACKED?" 9min01
- KEVIN ROSE ASKS ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS ABOUT QUANTUM COMPUTING 8min58
- Talking Bitcoin With the Winklevosses | Disrupt SF 2013 25min13
- Bitcoin Fireside Chat with Marc Andreessen and Balaji Srinivasan - Coinsumm.it watch till 24min08
- Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail 23min47
Some videos about bitcoin being a bubble
- Not your keys? Not your Bitcoin. Featuring Andreas Antonopoulos
- ROGAN & ANDREAS: BITCOIN | MT. GOX | BANKING | FEDERAL RESERVE 14min07
Some basic economics
- Bitcoin 101 - Why Bitcoin's Growth is Normal & The S-Curves You Could Never See 20min46
- BITCOIN BUBBLE - Andreas Antonopoulos 4min38
- Don't Buy Bitcoin. It's Going To Crash!!! 55s
- 21 Inc. CEO: Bitcoin Is Still Alive 2min56
- Michael B. Casey article concerning the gartner hype cycle
- The paradox of value - Akshita Agarwal 3min45
- Bitcoin Q&A: Price volatility, pegging, stability 9min14
- JOE ROGAN ASKS ANDREAS WHY DOES THE PRICE OF BITCOIN FLUCTUATE SO MUCH 9min05
- Bitcoin Q&A: Price premiums and arbitrage 7min03
- How to value a bitcoin 8min54
Altcoins vs Bitcoin
- ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS EXPLAINS TO JOE ROGAN WHY BITCOIN IS SO IMPORTANT 18min18
- Bitcoin Q&A: Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need 9min33
- The Value In Cryptocurrency Explained By A Crypto Hedge Fund CIO 4min58
- Why Jamie Dimon Called Bitcoin A Fraud - Ari Paul 1min19
- The Economics Of Bitcoin And Why It’s A Long Term Asset - Simon Dixon Interview 57min22
Worried about high fees or the slow transactions? See the motivation behind the fee structure (pay special attention to the last video)
- Bitcoin Q&A: Do altcoins threaten to replace bitcoin? 4min49
- Altcoins and the scaling debate 10min05
- Bitcoin Q&A: Unstoppable code 8min31
Important classics about the theory of money
- ANDREAS EXPLAINS TO KEVIN ROSE THAT BITCOIN TX'S WILL BE 100X VISA'S 16min12
- Bitcoin Q&A: Governance and the transaction fee market 5min53
- Bitcoin Q&A: Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling 7min51
- The Debate Within Bitcoin: Jameson Lopp vs. Roger Ver on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash 56min36
- Delivering Liberty, at Scale 30min15
Early classics (last video is gold :p)
- The Stories We Tell About Money 47min27
- Erik Voorhees - The Role of Bitcoin as Money - Bitcoin 2013 Conference 33min25
- Why Bitcoin is Better Than Gold, with Wences Casares 7min17
- The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money 29min14
Important backdrop for why bitcoin emerged starring Stefan Molyneux and Mike Maloney
- Bitcoin 101: What Happens When We Decentralize Money? 20min42
- Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin: VICE Podcast 027 1h01
- Max Keiser - Bitcoin, Bernanke & Buffett | London Real watch till 1h02
Bitcoin's larger importance with Andreas Antonopoulos
- The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind - Hidden Secrets of Money 4 29min34
- Janet Yellen doesn't want the Fed audited. Buy Bitcoin. 2min (pay attention when you reach 1min13)
- Bitcoin: The Psychology of Money - Stefan Molyneux speaks at the Texas Bitcoin Conference 41min36
- The Truth About Bitcoin 51min
Banking and Blockchain with Andreas Antonopoulos
- KEVIN ROSE & ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS TALK BITCOIN AND DECENTRALIZATION 20min27
- 2015 Andreas Antonopoulos - Bitcoin - PART 1/2| London Real 46min46
- 2017 Andreas Antonopoulos - The Death of Money - PART 1/2 | London Real 47min52
- Singularity | Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin isn't currency; it's the internet of money! 1h23
- Immutability and Proof-of-Work - the planetary scale digital monument 1h16
- Andreas M Antonopoulos - The Future of Cryptocurrencies 51min17
- "Moore's Law" with Andreas Antonopoulos (from Joe Rogan Experience #490) 8min57
- Bitcoin and the Banks - Five Stages of Grief by Andreas M. Antonopoulos 19min29
- Deloitte | Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin isn't currency; it's the internet of money! 37min14
- "Blockchain" or Bitcoin: Understanding the differences 30min19
- Bitcoin Q&A: What will replace our current banking system after the currency crisis? 3min14
- Bitcoin Q&A: Why are decentralised networks resistant? - Inefficiency is the Price of Freedom 8min08
- Bitcoin Q&A: Irreversibility and consumer protection 4min22
- Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority 24min26
- Andreas Antonopoulos: The Case Against Reputation and Identity Systems 10min36
- Balaji Srinivasan at Startup School 2013 16min29
- [The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutra...
Bitcoin is moving from its Deceptive phase to a very Disruptive phase. This Blog is going to explain why, and what you may want to do.
I've been tracking Bitcoin since its inception, and my confidence has grown to the point where I'm now trading in a portion of my gold holdings for bitcoin, buying it and accepting bitcoin for the Abundance 360 CEO Summit.
What exactly is bitcoin?
For starters, bitcoin is a digital currency. As of right now, one bitcoin is equivalent to about $600 USD. Bitcoin is divisible down to 8 decimal places, or 0.00000001 BTC. You can buy things with bitcoin, sell things for bitcoin, and exchange bitcoin for other currencies (and vice versa). You can also "mine" it, but we'll get into that later.
At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency, designed by very forward-thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions... all good things.
Most importantly, it is an "exponential currency" that will change the way we think about money. Much the same way email changed the way we thought of mail. (Can you remember life before email?)
If you've followed my work, or participated in my Abundance 360 Summit, you understand that I teach and track exponential technologies using my "6 D's" approach, looking for "user interface moments."
Bitcoin is following the 6Ds and is on a path to go from deceptive to disruptive over the next 1 - 3 years. Allow me to explain.
Why Bitcoin is following the 6 D's
Bitcoin's Evolution - Why it will be Disruptive Soon
- DIGITIZED: Bitcoin is digitized money -- it is a global, purely digital currency. Every bitcoin is traded, earned, sold, exchanged and bought in cyberspace. For this reason, it is living on Moore's law and hopping on the exponential curve.
- DECEPTIVE: Bitcoin software was released to the public in 2009 and for the first few years has been growing in its deceptive phase. Few heard about it, few used it and accepted it. In addition, the currency has been hard to use; therefore, it hasn't had its "User Interface Moment" (the key transition from deceptive to disruptive). More soon.
- DISRUPTIVE: As described below by my friend Barry Silbert (founder of Second Market), Bitcoin is about to enter its disruptive phase where its rate of acceptance and use will explode, as will its value. See below.
- DEMATERIALIZING: Bitcoin is eliminating or dematerializing the use of physical money (bills and coins), even credit cards. But more than that, it is also dematerializing (read: eliminating) the need for central banks, lawyers and currency exchanges.
- DEMONETIZING: Bitcoin eliminates middlemen (banks, lawyers, exchanges) and demonetizes the cost of transactions. No fees. It makes it cheaper to use, spread and share money.
- DEMOCRATIZING: Bitcoin makes access to capital available to everyone, where there are no banks, no ATMs and no credit card suppliers. Ultimately, as we move (over the next 6 years) to a world of 7 billion digitally connected humans, Bitcoin makes currency available to anyone with a connection to the internet.
My friend Barry Silbert (founder of Second Market) recently spoke as my guest at Singularity University's Exponential Finance conference about Bitcoin. He provided an excellent overview of its near-term trajectory, summarized below. His input has also put me on the lookout for the "User Interface Moment" - that moment in time when an entrepreneur designs a piece of interface software (think Marc Andreessen and Mosaic) that makes it so easy to use bitcoin.
I'll be reporting on those user interfaces, investing in those startups and helping to promote them.
Okay, now back to Barry Silbert's insights. Barry outlined five phases for this digital currency that help explain where it's been and where it's going.
Phase 1: The period 2009 to 2011 was the early 'experimentation phase' for bitcoin (i.e. deceptive). Here the software is released to public and most technologists and hackers started playing with the code. During this phase, there was no apparent value to currency yet; mining bitcoin was easy and could be done by a single person on a MacBook or PC.
Phase 2: 2011 marked the beginning of the 'early adopter' phase (still deceptive). There was a lot of early hype and press around Silk Road (where you could buy drugs). The value went from less than $1 to over $30, then crashed. This spurs the first generation of bitcoin companies to build basic infrastructure: wallets, merchant processors, mining operations, exchanges, etc. - i.e. the early user interfaces.
Phase 3: 2012 thru mid-2014 marked the beginning of the 'Venture Capital Phase.' Folks like Marc Andreessen, Google Ventures, Benchmark and others have begun investing in Generation 2 Bitcoin companies. We are right in the middle of Phase 3 right now. Thousands of bitcoin companies are getting funding. Many of these are trying to create the "User-Interface Moment."
Phase 4: Fall 2014 thru 2015 will like see the start of the Wall Street Phase. Here we will begin to see institutional money acknowledging digital currencies as an asset class, and they will begin trading it, investing it and creating products around it. This marks the start of the disruptive phase.
Phase 5: Finally will come the 'Mass Global Consumer Adoption' phase -- this is where bitcoin becomes a major player in the global economy. When consumers feel it is easy, safe and secure to use bitcoin. It won't be possible until after the "User Interface Moment" materializes, but I believe, as does Barry, that this is only 1-2 years out.
So now what?
Learn, do, teach... Go experiment! Create a bitcoin wallet and buy some bitcoin. There is no better way to learn than by doing.
First, there are a few bitcoin exchanges where you can "buy" bitcoins with dollars (or other currencies). The most popular exchanges are:
Coinbase (www.coinbase.com) Bitpay (www.bitpay.com) For those of you in my Abundance 360 Community, we will be discussing bitcoin in more detail. We will talk about how they work, how you start investing, how you mine, how you get involved, how to create a wallet, and how to begin acquiring bitcoin.
If you aren't a member yet, join us here: http://www.a360.com
Best of luck, Peter
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